Richard M. Simpson

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Richard Murray Simpson (August 30, 1900 – January 7, 1960) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Richard Simpson was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1923 and from Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C., in 1942. During the First World War, Simpson served as a private in the Three Hundred and First Company, Tank Corps. He was engaged in the insurance business from 1923 to 1937. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937.

Simpson was elected as a Republican to the 75th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin K. Focht. He was re-elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served until his death.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin K. Focht
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1937–1945
Succeeded by
John C. Kunkel
Preceded by
Samuel K. McConnell, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

1945–1953
Succeeded by
Alvin Bush
Preceded by
Walter M. Mumma
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1953–1960
Succeeded by
Douglas H. Elliott